Squash: Leicester club hit top form
Leicester produced a magnificent performance to beat top-of-the-table Nottingham 4-1 in the Midland League.
More than 100 supporters packed Leicester Squash club and John Freeman, at fifth string, got them off to a flying start by charging to a 3-0 victory.
Richard Underhill put the home side further ahead with a 3-0 success, which brought a standing ovation.
James Hodson, playing his first game of the season, came in at third string.
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The first game was a real war of attrition and lasted 25 minutes before he made the winning shot.
Hodson then coasted through the next two games for victory.
Players' player of the season, George Parker, went 2-0 up in a tight match. But, in the third game, he let slip a 7-3 lead and eventually lost 3-2.
Last on court was club coach James Wright, who took on Nottingham professional Mark Fuller, ranked 189 in the world.
Wright won a tight first game 11-9, but found himself 2-1 down after two tough games.
Wright was 9-3 behind in the fourth, and only two points away from a defeat, when he produced an amazing fightback.
Spurred on by the home support, he chiseled away at Fuller's advantage to win 11-9 and square the match.
Now in the ascendancy, Wright comfortably won the fifth 11-5 to complete a 4-1 win for Leicester, which keeps their title hopes alive.
Any adults interested in playing squash or racketball, or youngsters wishing to join the junior academy on Saturday mornings at Leicester Squash Club, on London Road, can call 0116 2708068 or visit: